The news conference of Timothy Murphy, journalist and chief editor of News Room website from New Zealand was held in special desk of Foreign Media in Tehran Press Festival at Tehran's Mosalla building.
Subject: "How to finance future of journalism, after passing the current crisis in the media industry, the New Zealand experience"
He started his lecture by speaking about the attractiveness of Iran's Press Exhibition and special features of New Zealand and said: " I do not think that if such exhibition is held in New Zealand, I can see so many famous people.I saw some famous people from your country here and this is very interesting for me. "
He went on to say "I have come a long way from my country, because if you look at the map, you will see that New Zealand is falling off the world map.
He said it has been some 35 years that he'sbeen active in media and press and some 16 years that he has been serving as the chief editor of the News Room website which is one of the most visited websites on New Zealand. It has about 2 millions readers.
He also emphasized on various challenges facing journalism and said that "we want quality journalism which, while pointing to the need for advertising, remains independent of commercialization.
He suggested that the first solution is that technology be at the service of media and not the other way around. The second way is that we know the duty of a reporter and fight propaganda. The third way is creating the News that people pay for it. He added that the forth way is providing the condition for being responsive and transparent
In continuation, Timothy Murphy said that all these bring about more income for journalism and better journalist and better society.